The First International Conference on Alcohol and HIV in India was held on August 3 and 4, 2009 at the Taj President Hotel, Colaba, Mumbai. The two day conference, which attracted over 200 social science, and epidemiology researchers, NGO and policy representatives, was co-sponsored by The Institute for Community Research, the International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Addiction, NIH, Washington, D.C. The conference was funded as a cooperative agreement with NIAAA.
The conference examined the role that alcohol plays in contributing to sexuality and sexual risk related to sexually transmitted diseases and HIV by highlighting the work of current Indian and U.S.-Indian partnership research on these topics. A two-day training workshop on August 1 - 2 preceded the conference.
Jean J. Schensul, Ph.D. (PI)
Devyani Chandran, Ph.D.
S.K. Singh, Ph.D.
Kamla Gupta, Ph.D.
S. Lahiri, Ph.D.
F. Ram, Ph.D. (IIPS director)
Kendall Bryant, Ph.D.
Technical Assistance Group
Ravi Verma, Ph.D. ICRW, Delhi
Arvind Pandey, Ph.D., NIMS, ICMR,Delhi
B.M. Tripathi, M.D., AIIMS, ICMR, Delhi
S. Schensul, Ph.D., CICHS, UCONN, Hartford
Invited speakers at the First International Conference on Alcohol and HIV come from the following institutions in India and the U.S.:
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences NIMHANS, Bangalore
International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS)
International Institute for Research on Women (ICRW Asia Regional Office)
Population Council, Delhi Office
Alcohol Research Group (ARG), California
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
National Institute of Medical Statistics (NIMS), Delhi
Family Planning Association of India (FPAI)
The Institute for Community Research (ICR), Connecticut